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 zì mǔ letter (of the alphabet) / CL:個|个[ge4]
 shū book / letter / document / CL:本[ben3],冊|册[ce4],部[bu4] / to write
 zì letter / symbol / character / word / CL:個|个[ge4] / courtesy or style name traditionally given to males aged 20 in dynastic China
 xìn jiàn letter (sent by mail)
 shū xìn letter / epistle
 xìn hán letter / piece of correspondence (incl. email)
 xìn jiān letter / letter paper
 xìn letter / mail / CL:封[feng1] / to trust / to believe / to profess faith in / truthful / confidence / trust / at will / at random
 jiā xìn letter (to or from) home
 yóu tǒng mailbox / pillar box / (old) letter
 tóu shū to deliver / to send a letter / a letter (of complaint, opinion etc)
 xìn zhá letter
 shū hán letter / correspondence / slipcase
 jiǎn simple / uncomplicated / letter / to choose / to select / bamboo strips used for writing (old)
 jiǎn card / note / letter / old variant of 揀|拣[jian3]
 zhá thin piece of wood used a writing tablet (in ancient China) / a kind of official document (in former times) / letter / note / plague
 jiān letter / note-paper
 shǒu yè home page (of a website) / title page / front page / first page / fig. beginning / cover letter
 tōng xìn to correspond (by letter etc) / to communicate / communication
 shàng bào to report to one's superiors / to appear in the news / to reply to a letter
 fā xìn to post a letter
 lái xìn incoming letter / send a letter here
 zì yàng model or template character / written slogan or phrase / mention (e.g. "air mail" 航空 / on a letter, "first draft" 初稿 / on a document etc)
 qíng shū love letter
 tōng zhī shū letter of convocation
 xiě xìn to write a letter
访 xìn fǎng complaint letter / petition letter / see also 上訪|上访[shang4 fang3]
 lái hán incoming letter / letter from afar / same as 来信
 qǐ shì announcement (written, on billboard, letter, newspaper or website) / to post information / a notice
 huí xìn to reply / to write back / letter written in reply / CL:封[feng1]
 shàng shū to write a letter (to the authorities) / to present a petition
 chì zì (financial) deficit / red letter
 bù zhé bù kòu a hundred percent / to the letter / out-and-out
 xìn yòng zhèng letter of credit
 yāo qǐng hán invitation letter / CL:封[feng1]
 zì mí letter puzzle
 xìn zhǐ letter paper / writing paper
 gōng kāi xìn open letter
 qiú zhí xìn cover letter / job application
 ā ěr fǎ alpha (Greek letter Αα)
 sòng xìn to send word / to deliver a letter
西 Xī gé mǎ sigma (Greek letter Σσ) / (symbol for standard deviation in statistics)
 zhuǎn jì to forward (a message, letter, article etc)
 luò kuǎn inscription with name, date, or short sentence, on a painting, gift, letter etc
 yì xiàng shū letter of intent (LOI) (commerce)
 tuī jiàn xìn recommendation letter
 shǒu shū to write personally / personal letter
 shǒu zhá (literary) personal letter
 cǐ zhì (used at the end of a letter to introduce a polite salutation)
 zé tǎ zeta (Greek letter Ζζ)
 zhì hán to send a letter
 pìn shū letter of appointment / contract
 bèi tǎ beta (Greek letter Ββ)
 xuè shū letter written in one's own blood, expressing determination, hatred, last wishes etc
 jǐ self / oneself / sixth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / sixth in order / letter "F" or Roman "VI" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / hexa
 guà hào xìn registered letter
 zhào huì a diplomatic note / letter of understanding or concern exchanged between governments
 yī bǎn yī yǎn lit. one strong beat and one weak beats in a measure of music (two beats in the bar) (idiom) / fig. follow a prescribed pattern to the letter / scrupulous attention to detail
 tóu wén zì initial / first letter of word (in Latin script)
 tuī jiàn shū recommendation letter
 gōng hán official letter
 mì hán secret letter
 gā mǎ gamma (Greek letter Γγ) (loanword)
 xié tǐ zì italic letter / slanting typeface
 fù xìn to reply to a letter
 mù bù shí dīng lit. the eye cannot recognize the letter T (idiom) / totally illiterate
 hēi tǐ zì bold letter
 míng rì huáng huā lit. chrysanthemums after the Double Ninth Festival (idiom) / fig. outdated / thing of the past / dead letter
 fù variant of 復|复[fu4] / to reply to a letter
 jìng zhù to offer humbly (written at the end of letter from sb of lower status to higher status) / your humble servant
 shāo xìn to take a letter / to send word
 pài clique / school / group / faction / to dispatch / to send / to assign / to appoint / pi (Greek letter Ππ) / the circular ratio pi = 3.1415926 / (loanword) pie
 xià kuǎn signature on letter / name of donor
 yī huī ér jiù to finish (a letter, a painting) at a stroke
便 biàn hán an informal letter sent by an organization
 zhǐ paper / CL:張|张[zhang1],沓[da2] / classifier for documents, letter etc
 tào to cover / to encase / cover / sheath / to overlap / to interleave / to model after / to copy / formula / harness / loop of rope / (fig.) to fish for / to obtain slyly / classifier for sets, collections / bend (of a river or mountain range, in place names) / tau (Greek letter Ττ)
 jiǎ first of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / (used for an unspecified person or thing) / first (in a list, as a party to a contract etc) / letter "A" or Roman "I" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / armor plating / shell or carapace / (of the fingers or toes) nail / bladed leather or metal armor (old) / ranking system used in the Imperial examinations (old) / civil administration unit (old) / ancient Chinese compass point: 75°
 dīng fourth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / fourth in order / letter "D" or Roman "IV" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / ancient Chinese compass point: 195° / butyl / cubes (of food)
 kǎi triumphant / victorious / chi (Greek letter Χχ)
 xīn (of taste) hot or pungent / hard / laborious / suffering / eighth in order / eighth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / letter "H" or Roman "VIII" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / ancient Chinese compass point: 285° / octa
 róu soft / flexible / supple / yielding / rho (Greek letter Ρρ)
 niǔ to turn / to wrench / button / nu (Greek letter Νν)
 yǐ second of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / second in order / letter "B" or Roman "II" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / second party (in legal contract, usually 乙方[yi3 fang1], as opposed to 甲方[jia3 fang1]) / ethyl / bent / winding / radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 5) / ancient Chinese compass point: 105°
 bǐng third of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / third in order / letter "C" or Roman "III" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / ancient Chinese compass point: 165° / propyl
 fěi phonetic fei or fi / elegant / phi (Greek letter Φ, φ)
 gēng age / seventh of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / seventh in order / letter "G" or Roman "VII" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / ancient Chinese compass point: 255° / hepta
 miào mu (Greek letter Μμ)
 wù fifth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / fifth in order / letter "E" or Roman "V" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / penta
 rén ninth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / ninth in order / letter "I" or Roman "IX" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / ancient Chinese compass point: 345° / nona
 guǐ tenth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1] / tenth in order / letter "J" or Roman "X" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc / ancient Chinese compass point: 15° / deca
 shū bù jìn yán I have much more to say than can be written in this letter (conventional letter ending) (idiom)
 Yǐng shū Yān shuō lit. Ying writes a letter and Yan reads it / fig. to misinterpret the original meaning / to pile up errors / refers to the letter from capital 郢[Ying3] of 楚[Chu3] in which the inadvertent words "hold up the candle" are mistaken by the minister of 燕[Yan1] as "promote the wise"
 yú chén yàn yǎo lit. the fish sinks, the goose vanishes into the distance (idiom) / a letter does not arrive / lost in transmission
 yán bù jìn yì (conventional letter ending) words cannot fully express what is in my heart (idiom)
 kǎ pà kappa (Greek letter Κκ)
 ài tǎ eta (Greek letter Ηη)
 lián shǔ joint signatures (on a letter or declaration)
西 pǔ xī psi (Greek letter Ψψ)
 jìng qǐ respectful closing to a letter
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